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News: Tetris Gets an ESRB Rating for the 3DS

Tetris Gets an ESRB Rating for the 3DS

The blocks just keep on falling

Gamers still can't get enough of Tetris games. At least that's what Tetris Online seems to think, because a recent classification from the Entertainment Software Rating Board reveals we're in for more screen-filling tetromino fun that's as challenging as it is addictive. The ESRB rating shows that Tetris is coming to the 3DS by way of Tetris Online ― who also..

News: Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge Coming to 3DS VC

Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge Coming to 3DS VC

After 20 years, Wily's still got beef to settle

Looks like North America will be getting one of the Japanese eShop launch titles soon, according to an Entertainment Software Rating Board classification. A quick search on the ESRB website for Mega Man: Dr Wily's Revenge brings up a rating page that confirms the Game Boy classic is headed for North...

News: eShop Games Start from $1.99 and Other Interesting Information

eShop Games Start from $1.99 and Other Interesting Information

Ready to learn more?

So now we know the North American 3DS eShop launch games, it's time to find out a little more about the shop itself. Wired.com got a guided tour of the store from Nintendo's David Wharton, director of eShop operations, a Nintendo group set up in April to handle digital sales. Wharton states the lowest price any 3DS software will sell for is $1.99, just like the DSiWare 200..

News: North America, These eShop Games Await You Next Week

North America, These eShop Games Await You Next Week

What's on the cards?

If you're a 3DS owner anxiously awaiting the launch of the eShop in North America, here's what will be available to buy when the service launches on Monday 6th June. The free Pokédex 3D application will allow users to look at monsters from Pokémon Black and White in full 3D, with Augmented Reality, SpotPass and StreetPass functions all included. North American owners will..

News: Europe, This Is Your eShop Launch Day Line-Up

Europe, This Is Your eShop Launch Day Line-Up

What's on offer on 7th June

The speculation can cease: Nintendo of Europe has announced the games you'll be playing next week when the eShop launches. As we reported the other day, European 3DS users will be able to download the free Pokédex 3D application, which takes players through the 150 new monsters in Pokémon Black & White in glorious 3D. Users will also get a free download of..

News: Here's Japan's 3DS eShop Launch Day Line-Up

Here's Japan's 3DS eShop Launch Day Line-Up

3D classics and 3DSWare abound

The eShop launches next week, and Nintendo Japan has revealed the games that will get the ball rolling. In the 3D Classics stakes, there's the already-confirmed Excitebike as well as a new 3D version of classic top-down shooter Xevious. Both games will sell for 600 Yen in Japan, though Excitebike is free for a limited time, as it will be in the West. For Virtual..

News: Alleyway Bouncing to 3DS VC

Alleyway Bouncing to 3DS VC

ESRB rating outs eShop release

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems's 1989 Game Boy-based Breakout clone Alleyway is making its way to the 3DS Virtual Console, outed by a recent ESRB rating. If you've ever played Arkanoid or any number of brick-breaker games, you should know what to expect here. The ESRB's descripton is as follows: This is an action...

News: Nintendo Announces eShop Update for 6th June

Nintendo Announces eShop Update for 6th June

Patience is a virtue

Nintendo of America has just confirmed the long-awaited eShop update for the Nintendo 3DS will hit on 6th June, missing its anticipated late May release. The company has not announced the reason behind the delay, nor exactly what will be included in the update, but considering 6th June is the day before Nintendo's E3 2011 news...

Rumour: Famitsu Details 3DS eShop Launch Line-Up

Famitsu Details 3DS eShop Launch Line-Up

What have we here?

Everyone's still waiting for details of the 3DS eShop launch: when, what, when, how, when. Apparently a translation by The Magic Box of this week's Famitsu Magazine contains the details of what Japanese gamers will be able to play when the eShop goes live. The firmware update — a date for which was not given — will include several 3D Classics, as well as 3DSWare and Virtual..

News: 3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

Needs more polish

The 3DS eShop, one of the console's most anticipated functions, won't be available until May, and Nintendo's hardware head honcho Hideki Konno wants to assure you it's for a good reason: so it's good. Speaking to Gamasutra, Konno admitted previous digital shopfronts for the Wii and DS haven't been up to the standard required, and...

Features: The Game Gear Games We Need on 3DS Virtual Console

The Game Gear Games We Need on 3DS Virtual Console

We go digging in the Sega vaults

We already know about the first five Game Gear games for 3DS Virtual Console, but looking further down the line, what titles would we love to see made available on the console's download service? Below are just some of the games we'd love to download after the eShop launches in May. Shinobi II: The Silent Fury: The...

News: Sega Names First Game Gear Games for 3DS Virtual Console

Sega Names First Game Gear Games for 3DS Virtual Console

Surprise! Sonic!

The news that Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 games are coming to 3DS Virtual Console was welcomed by all, and Sega has already announced five of the games it'll be bringing to the service when it launches in late May. Classic gem-stacker Columns and ninja outing Shinobi (known as The G.G. Shinobi in Japan) will need no introduction to...

News: Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Two more systems confirmed for the portable version of VC

Making a surprise appearance at Satoru Iwata's keynote earlier today, Reggie revealed that alongside continued DSiWare support and the 3D Classics feature, which will see classics remade with 3D effects, the Virtual Console will not just feature Nintendo systems. Sega's Game Gear and NEC's TurboGrafx-16 will be supported, which means you can..

News: Current Nintendo Points will be Useless on the 3DS

Current Nintendo Points will be Useless on the 3DS

Compatible prepaid point cards coming later

Although the 3DS will provide gamers with a less cumbersome Friend Codes system than what is currently in place, the eShop might be a different story altogether. According to Nintendo, the 3DS will utilise a different virtual currency than the Nintendo Points we are already using for our WiiWare and DSiWare purchases. As translated by Kotaku, the Japanese..

News: 3DS Virtual Console Will Be Available on Launch Day

3DS Virtual Console Will Be Available on Launch Day

UPDATE: Or will it?

There's been plenty of confusion lately about the launch of the 3DS's eShop, which will allow users to download DSiWare games, 3DS demos and more. At first we believed the store would be ready at launch, then Nintendo Japan's financial results claimed the 3DS eShop would launch in May. Now Nintendo America has clarified that at...

First Impressions: 3DS Virtual Console

3DS Virtual Console

Time travel meets blur-o-vision

Virtually nothing is known about how the 3DS will handle its new eShop apart from that it will eventually offer a Virtual Console for Game Boy and Game Boy Color software, and in New York City and Amsterdam this past Wednesday Nintendo Life was able to test out a couple of games confirmed for Shop shelves: Super Mario...